2 Corinthians 5:3
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New International Version
because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

New Living Translation
For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.

English Standard Version
if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.

Berean Study Bible
because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

Berean Literal Bible
if indeed also having been clothed, we will not be found naked.

New American Standard Bible
inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.

King James Bible
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.

International Standard Version
Of course, if we do put it on, we will not be found without a body.

NET Bible
if indeed, after we have put on our heavenly house, we will not be found naked.

New Heart English Bible
since, after we have put it on, we will not be found naked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If also whenever we are clothed we shall not be found naked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After we have put it on, we won't be naked.

New American Standard 1977
inasmuch as we, having put it on, shall not be found naked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
if so be that we shall be found clothed and not naked.

King James 2000 Bible
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

American King James Version
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

American Standard Version
if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet so that we be found clothed, not naked.

Darby Bible Translation
if indeed being also clothed we shall not be found naked.

English Revised Version
if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Webster's Bible Translation
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Weymouth New Testament
if indeed having really put on a robe we shall not be found to be unclothed.

World English Bible
if so be that being clothed we will not be found naked.

Young's Literal Translation
if so be that, having clothed ourselves, we shall not be found naked,
Study Bible
Our Eternal Dwelling
2For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4So while we are in this tent, we groan under our burdens, because we do not wish to be unclothed but clothed, so that our mortality may be swallowed up by life.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 5:2
For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 5:4
So while we are in this tent, we groan under our burdens, because we do not wish to be unclothed but clothed, so that our mortality may be swallowed up by life.
Treasury of Scripture

If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

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Genesis 3:7-11 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were …

Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made …

Revelation 3:18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be …

Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps …

(3) If so be that being clothed . . .--The Greek particles express rather more than the English phrase does, the truth of what follows. "If, as I believe . . .," though not a translation, would be a fair paraphrase. The confident expectation thus expressed is that in the resurrection state the spirit will not be "naked," will have, i.e., its appropriate garment, a body--clothing it with the attributes of distinct individuality. To the Greek, Hades was a world of shadows. Of Hades, as an intermediate state, St. Paul does not here speak, but he is sure that, in the state of glory which seemed to him so near, there will be nothing shadowy and unreal. The conviction is identical with that expressed in 1Corinthians 15:35-49, against those who, admitting the immortality of the spirit, denied the resurrection of the body.

Verse 3. - If so be that. The verse may be rendered, "If, that is, being clothed, we shall not be found naked." The word "naked" must then mean "bodiless," and the reference will be to those whom, at his coming, Christ shall find clothed in these mortal bodies, and not separated from them, i.e. quick and not dead (1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 15:51). This seems to be the simplest and most natural of the multitude of strange interpretations with which the pages of commentators are filled. It is true that the aorist endusamenoi, means literally, "having clothed ourselves," and that, in taking this meaning, we should have expected the perfect participle endedumenoi, having been clothed. If this be thought an insuperable difficulty, we must suppose the verse to mean "If, that is, in reality we shall be found [at Christ's coming] after having put on some intermediate body, and therefore not as mere disembodied spirits." But there is no allusion in Scripture to any intermediate body, nor is any gleam of light shed on the mode of life among the dead between death and resurrection, though the Church rejects the dream of Psychopannychia, or an interval of unconscious sleep. The uncertainty of the meaning is increased by two various readings, ei per instead of ei ge, which latter expresses greater doubt about the matter; and ekdusamenoi (D, F, G), which would mean "if in reality, after unclothing ourselves [i.e. after 'shuffling off this mortal coil'], we shall not be found naked." This seems to be the conjecture of some puzzled copyists, who did not see that a contrast, and not a coincidence, between the two expressions is intended. If this reading were correct, it would mean, as Chrysostom says, "Even if we would lay aside the body. we shall not there be presented without a body, but with the same body which has then become incorruptible." It is quite untenable to make "clothed" mean "clothed with righteousness," as Olshausen does. In the Talmud, 'Shabbath' (f. 152, 2), the righteous are compared to men who keep from stain the robes given them by a king (i.e. their bodies), which robes the king deposits in his treasury and sends the wearers away (bodiless) in peace; but foolish servants stain these robes, and the king sends the robes to the wash, and the wearers in prison. If so be that being clothed,.... This supposition is made with respect to the saints who shall be alive at Christ's second coming, who will not be stripped of their bodies, and so will "not be found naked", or disembodied, and shall have a glory at once put upon them, both soul and body; or these words are an inference from the saints' present clothing, to their future clothing, thus; "seeing we are clothed", have not only put on the new man, and are clothed and adorned with the graces of the Spirit, but are arrayed with the best robe, the wedding garment, the robe of Christ's righteousness,

we shall not be found naked; but shall be clothed upon with the heavenly glory, as soon as we are dismissed from hence. Some read these words as a wish, "O that we were clothed, that we might not be found naked!" and so is expressive of one of the sighs, and groans, and earnest desires of the saints in their present situation after the glories of another world. 3. If so be, etc.—Our "desire" holds good, should the Lord's coming find us alive. Translate, "If so be that having ourselves clothed (with our natural body, compare 2Co 5:4) we shall not be found naked (stripped of our present body)."5:1-8 The believer not only is well assured by faith that there is another and a happy life after this is ended, but he has good hope, through grace, of heaven as a dwelling-place, a resting-place, a hiding-place. In our Father's house there are many mansions, whose Builder and Maker is God. The happiness of the future state is what God has prepared for those that love him: everlasting habitations, not like the earthly tabernacles, the poor cottages of clay, in which our souls now dwell; that are mouldering and decaying, whose foundations are in the dust. The body of flesh is a heavy burden, the calamities of life are a heavy load. But believers groan, being burdened with a body of sin, and because of the many corruptions remaining and raging within them. Death will strip us of the clothing of flesh, and all the comforts of life, as well as end all our troubles here below. But believing souls shall be clothed with garments of praise, with robes of righteousness and glory. The present graces and comforts of the Spirit are earnests of everlasting grace and comfort. And though God is with us here, by his Spirit, and in his ordinances, yet we are not with him as we hope to be. Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It is our duty, and it will be our interest, to walk by faith, till we live by sight. This shows clearly the happiness to be enjoyed by the souls of believers when absent from the body, and where Jesus makes known his glorious presence. We are related to the body and to the Lord; each claims a part in us. But how much more powerfully the Lord pleads for having the soul of the believer closely united with himself! Thou art one of the souls I have loved and chosen; one of those given to me. What is death, as an object of fear, compared with being absent from the Lord!
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